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How to recover Win10 Key (free upgrade from 8.1) ?

Q: How to recover Win10 Key (free upgrade from 8.1) ?

Hello,

My laptop was victim of a virus that destroyed some register files and even System Restore could not fix it. My only choice is to format the hdd and reset to the OS in the chip which is Win 8, but I had already upgraded to Win 10. How can I recover my Win 10 Key so I can reinstall and activate Win 10?

Thanks / Arturo

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A: How to recover Win10 Key (free upgrade from 8.1) ?

There is no free key. If your computer came with Windows 8.x, the key is in the bios. If you wish to install from the iso, do the install without activation, then once you get into the GUI, then do the activation and it will go through.

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/62231-how-recover-win10-key-free-upgrade-8-1-a.html
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I know someone with a Vista (Business) PC and he received a free upgrade notice to Win10. Is this correct and if so does it just mean that the OS will be installed without saving apps and files?
 

A:Free Win10 upgrade

I know someone with a Vista (Business) PC and he received a free upgrade notice to Win10. Is this correct and if so does it just mean that the OS will be installed without saving apps and files?Click to expand...

The free upgrade applies to qualified computers that are running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1.

It does NOT apply to computers that are running Windows Vista.

-----------------------------------------------------
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-win10-upgrade.1152502/
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who and why is anyone going for the free Win10 upgrade ? I do online stuff and gaming.... I do not have a tablet.... at current our computer run Win 8.1. I signed up a while back for the free Win10 upgrade.... is there a thread for this discussion already?

A:who and why is anyone going for the free Win10 upgrade ?

Lots of Windows 10 news here ... Windows 10 News - Windows 10 Forums

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/68757-who-why-anyone-going-free-win10-upgrade.html
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A:Free win10 upgrade, MS now getting pushy about it.

The offer is for a year - July 2016 (it was released on 29th July 2015)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-win10-upgrade-ms-now-getting-pushy-about-it.1157945/
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A:is the free win10 upgrade transferable to another owner?

That's actually very interesting because historically and even when I had my stint on Windows 10, the license is tied to the machine, not the user. What I would do is reset those laptops and set them up with a local account and see if the activation status is an issue.

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/445645-free-win10-upgrade-transferable-another-owner.html
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Hi Welcome to Windows Central! Give this a look. I have no experience with this, so you're on your own! http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=tEsdeZOr

http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask-question/442605-can-i-upgrade-win7-win10-free.html
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Hey Joe
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-free-antivirus-for-win10.1156687/
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A:Win10 upgrade is not possible.

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A:Should I upgrade to Win10?

I saw a notice that today is the last day to upgrade to Win10 for free.Click to expand...

it not - July 2016 is
whats the exact model and also the service tag number
make sure there are windows 10 drivers available for the PC

you could always make a recovery set of DVDs (if you havent already , and i would advise you make them anyway) and do a windows 7 clean install

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/should-i-upgrade-to-win10.1163500/
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A:Info on Win10 upgrade with ISO.

What version of windows are you currently running

Make a back up of all your data

Download the ISO file and upgrade from this site
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/info-on-win10-upgrade-with-iso.1166347/
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A:in need of help with OEM win 8 istall and upgrade to win10

No need to install windows 8 - just install windows 8.1 via ISO and then upgrade to windows 10 via ISO
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http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/40961-time-upgrade-win10.html
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A:A70 - Win Explorer closes after Win10 upgrade from...

The A70 is not on the list of Lenovo Win 10 supported systems.    Your Intel processor is several generations before official Win 10 starts. 
 
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Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

A:W540 - Win10 upgrade problems

OOPS -- saw you tried this already. ------------------------------------Have you tried obtaining the upgrade directly from Microsoft via their Win10 Media Creation tool? You will be able to download an entire .ISO file to burn a CD or create a bootable USB stick: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 This works better, sometimes, than the Windows upgrade pestering message.  Good luck!----------------------------------------- How are you fixed for disk space?  The upgrade needs qute a bit of extra room ~ 5 - 10 GB, at least, to store previous machine state.     




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A:Windows 7 (reverted from upgrade to win10

Take Ownership of the save file location and of the file that is Locked.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-reverted-from-upgrade-to-win10-1034001.html
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I have a friend with WIN7 64 bit just like me. He received a message about upgrading to WIN10. He clicked on the X at the top right. It downloaded the update but he did not install it. It keeps asking about installing the upgrade.
What can he do to remove the WIN10 upgrade download?

What can we do to permanently remove any request to upgrade. Neither of us are computer gurus. We need a step by step simple procedure to stop any updates or requests for WIN10.

We have no desire for WIN10. Thanks, Bob.

A:Disabling WIN10 Upgrade for WIN7 64 bit

The simplest way is to use a tool that automates the change of settings required to prevent the forced downgrade to Windows 10. Download the Never10 utility and it will disable the Win10 download. Extensive documentation and explanations are on its site.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/396921-disabling-win10-upgrade-win7-64-bit.html
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/g505-s-shuts-itself-down-after-win10-upgrade/td-p/3334922
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/Can-I-upgrade-h8-1230-from-Win7-to-Win10/td-p/5596437
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A:Can I upgrade h8-1230 from Win7 to Win10?

Greetings, Win 7 upgrades to Win 10 can be problematic with no easy way back to Win 7 unless you have a good image and bootable rescue media. The safest way to upgrade is to clone your existing Win 7 install to a second HDD or SSD. Connect only the cloned HDD to your PC to do the upgrade. Carefully read this entire article by Ed Bott to learn what needs to be done, and the time invested, if you have to rebuild Windows 7.  Win 10 may have the correct WLAN driver as well as all other drivers needed to run correctly or the upgrade could choke. You still have the original Win 7 install on the first HDD and can move on with your computing life. Cheers!  

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-upgrade-h8-1230-from-Win7-to-Win10/td-p/5596437
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Edge-15-won-t-boot-in-Win10-after-upgrade/td-p/3357992
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thanks in advance

A:win10 upgrade stuck at key request

Hello trbodden,

If you haven't already, you should be able to enter the Windows 7 product key to activate Windows 10 if it's for the same edition and language.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/38436-win10-upgrade-stuck-key-request.html
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Hi,
I'm a support guy for seniors who have problems with computers/windows.
A "client" has a problem with WLM 2012 after upgrade/roll back to Win10 - W7.
Here the existing pop account can receive mails but no mails are sent via smtp.
Also creation of a new/other e-mail (Gmail or pop) account is not possible.
Reinstallation of WLM 2012 did was not successful.
Installation and configration of Mozilla Thunderbird, everything work very well.
My "client" was satisfied with this solution.
I have a collegue helper, who has a simular problem (W7); no send/reply;
did WLM recovery function, deleted "Mail.MSMessageStore"; uninstalled WLM2012 cleaned up
revo uninstaller also registry; reinstalled WLM2012; but no success.
Thunderbird worked perfect, but his client likes to use WLM.

What can be done to get WLM working again?
Sigi

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/390430-wlm-does-not-work-after-upgrade-win10-rollback-w7.html
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I experience a very frequent BSODs. I've searched the inet for the symptom, everyone blames Alcohool 120%. I've never had it.

I attach the system information file with 50 minidumps. I would be thankful if you could help me to identify the reason for these BSODS.

Thanks in advance.
Anton.

http://www.tenforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/46432-regular-bsod-after-upgrade-win10.html
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It's an almost powerful laptop. I have large amount of RAM and HD space available. The current version is 1511, build SO 10586.589

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/440311-why-my-win10-upgrade-anniversary-get-stuck.html
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http://community.acer.com/t5/Aspire-Desktops/Apsire-X3470-with-Win10-upgrade-to-SSD/td-p/438790/jump-to/first-unread-message
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A:Trying to upgrade from Win7 to Win10: "CPU not supported"

Hi: I have the 8200 Elite CMT (i7-2600, BIOS J01, v2.28) and had no issues upgrading to W10. I would suggest you upgrade from the link below and see if it bypasses the hardware check. You can try the upgrade now, or make an installation disk or flash drive via the media creation tool. The disk/flash drive does not check compatibility. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Trying-to-upgrade-from-Win7-to-Win10-quot-CPU-not-supported/td-p/5632325
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I have been trying every fix possible or either the fixes I find are not compatible w/ my system. My burner is a Toshiba CDDVDW TS-L633N,

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I created a video on my YouTube channel showing how you can recover deleted emails in Outlook I am pretty sure that the technique demonstrated will work with or as well but I've only tested it using Outlook This technique will only work if you haven't compacted your PST file since the time you deleted the email you are trying to recover The basic steps are to back up your PST file then you use a HEX editor to quot damage quot the file by overwriting a small section of the PST file You then use the great utility ScanPST exe that comes with Microsoft Office to repair the PST file When you then open the PST file in Outlook the emails you have deleted since the last time you compacted will be in your inbox If you have deleted a lot of emails since you last compacted it is probably a good idea to try this with a copy of your active PST file Then you can just open it in Outlook alongside your main PST and just move the email you want recovered back into your main folder

A:How-to recover deleted emails from Outlook 2007 for free

Thanks for sharing the info and the video.

It might make for a better demo video if you open the PST file in the HEX editor after you delete the e-mails from the PST file.

As it is now, you:
...open the PST file (with all of the test e-mails in it) using the HEX editor
...open the PST file using Outlook
...delete some e-mails
...empty the Deleted Items folder
...close Outlook (which writes to the PST file)
...damage the PST file via the HEX editor
...save the damaged PST file (with all of the test e-mails in it)
...run the SCANPST utility
...repair the PST file
...open the PST file via Outlook with all of the test e-mails in it.

So - it appears that the version of the PST file that you damaged/repaired still had the deleted e-mails in it because that version of the PST file was still in RAM via the Hex editor. I'm not familiar with the HEX editor that you show (I use PSPad). I know that there are some editors that will automatically reload a file that was changed by another app. I could not tell from the video if that is what happened. So I suggest that you not keep the version in RAM (via the editor) that contains all of the test e-mails.

My guess is that you have tested this using something like this order:
...open Outlook
...delete some e-mails
...empty the Deleted Items folder
...close Outlook
...open the PST file using the HEX editor
...damage the PST file via that HEX editor
...save the damaged PST file
...run the SCANPST utility
...repair the PST file
...open the PST file via Outlook
But it did not happen that way in the video.

I know how hard it is to do things in perfect order in a video :-(

http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/305423-how-recover-deleted-emails-outlook-2007-free.html
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/19681684
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A:Loss of SD card reader after Nov Win10 upgrade

I've been having problems with card reader on my Dell Inspiron 7537 following the Windows 10 upgrade - see Realtek Card Reader Keeps Disappearing

I tried the above utility but it didn't find a better driver than the one provided by Dell.

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/34089-loss-sd-card-reader-after-nov-win10-upgrade.html
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If I log in as the normal user or the Administrator account I get explorer exe closing and reopening about once per second I can get it to close permanently with Task Manager if I'm fast enough with the mouse MS has an article on this saying to run Windows Update because it's a known problem with an already released fix Unfortunately you can't run windows update without explorer exe running apparently They refuse to say what the name of the patch is or I'd download it and run it off loop-crashing upgrade Win10 explorer.exe my flash drive with task manager's run prompt Browse button So I either need that download a command to start the reversion back to Windows from a command line or a command line way to Win10 upgrade loop-crashing explorer.exe bring up the windows update UI that works in By the way the problem was found to be with file permissions on certain app data related folders and as soon as I tried to alter the permissions on those specific folders with problems it gave some generic error saying it failed So apparently I can't fix it manually

A:Win10 upgrade loop-crashing explorer.exe

Well one of those is out. I run the new Win10 version of wuapp.exe which is "start ms-settings:windowsupdate" and it does nothing. So, anyone know how to revert to Win7 via command line or what the KB# is for the fix?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/win10-upgrade-loop-crashing-explorer-exe-1040377.html
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A:CD/DVD writable drive not recognized by OS after Win10 upgrade.

Originally Posted by rfletch


I have a SATA-1 TSSTcorp TS-H653 (not sure whether it is an F, G, H etc.) CD/DVD writable drive in an Inspirion 537s. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7 Ultimate, but the drive is not recognized by the OS. However, the drive does show up in BIOS. I have searched and cannot find a driver for this drive. Any advice or assistance?



I'm having exactly the same problem with the same drive as well. Baffling

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/10530-cd-dvd-writable-drive-not-recognized-os-after-win10-upgrade.html
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Three days ago my Windows 7 computer upgraded itself (without my permission) to Windows 10. Mostly this hasn't mattered as I've quickly found how to fix or do things that have altered. However my sound system is now unusable because of echo/reverberation. I have checked that all drivers for the sound components are up to date (the Win10 install did this automatically it seems from the dates shown). I have attached screen-grab images of the System and Sound components descriptions. I would appreciate help on how to fix this.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win10-upgrade-gives-sound-echo-reverb.1167917/